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Re: Suggestion for <SECTION> tag

From: Mikko Rantalainen <mikko.rantalainen@peda.net>
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2005 11:55:29 +0000
Message-ID: <421334AC.7060303@peda.net>
To: www-html@w3.org




Adeel Javed wrote:
> - Information is dynamically generated from database and displayed on 
> webpage a.
> - An author wants to display same information on webpage b. Since 
> webpage b does not have access to the database so it cannot, the only 
> way is to manually update it, or the other case is if there is a public 
> xml page available and that can be displayed using stylesheets.

The server hosting webpage b could fetch the webpage a instead of 
user agent (browser) and insert selected parts of it inside webpage 
b. Or ideally the server hosting webpage a could push the changes to 
webpage b preventing unneeded reloads.

> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> <SECTION id="stockReport">
> <!-- here goes the complete code that may be dynamically generated -->
> </SECTION>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------                                                 

No need to have special section for this. If something like this is 
really supported, just allow any id to be selected (or even support 
XPath?). For example:

<div id="specialcontent"><!-- elements and cdata --></div>

and just do

<iframe src="..../PageA.xhtml#specialcontent" />

However, iframe already has different behavior defined for anchors 
so we would need another element to include only part of the 
document. For example:

<fragment src="..../PageA.xhtml#specialcontent" />

After saying that, I think that this isn't a good idea. Some people 
consider frames a big problem because one can make part of another 
site to look like part of another site. This would mask real content 
author even more.

-- 
Mikko
Received on Thursday, 17 February 2005 01:56:50 GMT

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